According to the organizers, the program is supported by the president of the Ecuadoran Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Antonio Arregui Yarza, and runs from September 2 through 13. This year’s theme is, “Missionary of Christ, You Are The Hope of Ecuador.”
“The intention of this missionary program over the years has been to reach the most fragile regions of our country to bring about humanistic, socio-economic development in communities,” they said.
The program also provides assistance to these regions in the form of training workshops and career development.
.- The University of Loja has launched of this year’s missionary outreach program. Since 2004, the program has given college students a chance to bring the gospel “to the poorest communities of Ecuador.”